by | Oct 31, 2019

As the World Series approached a finale, I was in Panama City — the one with the canal, not the popular spring break destination of the same name in the Florida panhandle. With every television in every sports bar or…

by | Oct 25, 2019

Hopefully I’m not dating myself too much by recalling an episode of the old Twilight Zone in the 1960s, which made a return trip as a scene in the 1980s movie remake. The episode was entitled “It’s a Good Life,”…

by | Oct 18, 2019

In 2017, I literally went around the world in 80 days as part of a series I was writing on how the world stacked up against America. Like Phileas Fogg minus the hot air balloon, I visited every continent but…

by | Oct 17, 2019

The Hong Kong saga reached a climax this past week with back-to-back American corporate capitulations to the Chinese government. The spotlight has been on the National Basketball Association’s disastrous handling of a pro–Hong Kong tweet made by Daryl Morey, the…

by | Feb 26, 2018

Now that Twitter has been closing down accounts held by conservatives, I think I am safe. I am a devoted follower of Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres, Bernie Sanders, several Lakers, LeBron James, and many others whose lives I thought I…

by | Nov 22, 2016

If the English language had an equivalent of the endangered species list, it would be growing exponentially. This year, for example, the use of gender identifying pronouns such as he, her, his, and him are strongly being discouraged by the…

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